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The Rhapsodize Audio Free Classic Poetry Collection
Mar 17, 2017 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents Poems - 1913 by Christopher Brennan Performed by Denis Daly Christopher Brennan (1870 -1932) was the first major Australian poet who did not draw his inspiration from colonial narrative around which the verse of his predecessors was built. Brennan’s influences are all Eurocentric – he was a student of European languages, and the predominant influence on his poetry was French symbolism. He is the most metropolitan of Australian poets: his extraordinarily introverted...
Topics: poetry, verse, Australia, literature
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Rhapsodize, founded in March 2012 by Bob Gonzalez and Denis Daly, is a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to reviving the art of the ancient Greek rhapsode in contemporary society by producing, encouraging, guiding, and facilitating /rhapsodizing/ — performing classic poetry. Rhapsodize represents a community and resources for solo and group performance of live, audio, and video rhapsodies, or programs, concerts, recitals, and vocal collections of great poetry in the public...
Topics: classic poetry, performance, audio, rhapsode, rhapsodies, poets, poetics, verse
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Apr 23, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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A pastiche of pure classic English language poetry on the great themes: Time, Nature, and Love.  Performed with brief musical interludes instead of titles and names of poets by Bob Gonzalez. 00:00 - Auguries of Innocence - William Blake 00:13 - Lovers and Madmen - William Shakespeare 01:10 - Kubla Khan - Samuel Taylor Coleridge 04:06 - What is Our Life - Sir Walter Raleigh 04:52 - Seven Ages of Man - William Shakespeare 06:42 - Behold the Child (from Ode: Intimations of Immortality) - William...
Topics: classic, poetry, verse, rhapsode, performance, audio, William Shakespeare, William Blake, Sir...
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Apr 22, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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An imaginary day with the great gray poet, Walt Whitman, the voice of American transcendental poetry, popularizer of free verse in bold, vibrant, optimistic language. Vignettes of one day in the latter part of his life with selections of some of his greatest poems woven into the narrative. Text of A Day with Walt Whitman: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36305
Topics: biography, American, free verse, transcendentalism, nineteenth century, nature, politics, American...
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Apr 13, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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A solo performance by rhapsode Alan Weyman The Waste Land  is a long poem by  T. S. Eliot . It is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central text in  Modernist poetry . [2] [3]  Published in 1922, the 434-line [B]  poem first appeared in the  United Kingdom  in the October issue of  The Criterion  and in the  United States  in the November issue of  The Dial . It was published in book form in December 1922. Among its famous phrases are...
Topics: poetry, modern, free verse, intellectual, classic
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Apr 13, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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A critical and biographical essay of the Victorian poet, Christina Georgina Rossetti, by Arthur Symons. Performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode.
Topics: poet, poetry, Victorian, female, religion, childhood
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Apr 13, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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An imaginary day in the life of luminary Romantic poet, John Keats, including excerpts from his poetry. Written by May Clarissa Gillington Byron in her book Days with Great Poets . Performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode.
Topics: Keats, poetry, lyric, Romantic, biography, performance, spoken word, rhapsode
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Apr 13, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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An imaginary day in the life of lyric poet and master critic, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including excerpts from his poetry. Written by May Clarissa Gillington Byron in her book Days with Great Poets. Performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode.
Topics: poetry, Romantic, audio, rhapsode, biography, spoken word, performance
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Apr 2, 2016 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize audio presents George Santayana – a Sonnet Rhapsody Prepared and presented by Denis Daly Loved for the gentle humanity of his world view, and widely respected for his amazing breadth of knowledge, George Santayana could be called the ultimate adult prodigy.  Despite his attachment to the antique elaborations of Roman Catholicism,  he was, in essence, a true citizen of the Twentieth Century,  the first age in which art and commentary were really seen as being different aspects of...
Topics: Poetry, Santayana, Twentieth Century, sonnet
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Oct 18, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsode Winston Tharp performs thirteen poems of Wallace Stevens, including "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Thirteen Ways of Looking at Wallace Stevens: Early Poems Performed for Rhapsodize Audio by Winston Tharp 00:15 - Sunday Morning 04:49 - Peter Quince at the Clavier 07:24 - Domination of Black 08:48 - Indian River 09:20 - Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird 11:48 - Anecdote of the Jar 12:26 - Fabliau of Florida 12:57 - Infanta Marina 13:34 - The Snow Man 14:23 -...
Topics: poetry, spoken word, Wallace Stevens, modern, rhapsode, rhapsodize, American
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May 6, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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‘ Perchance to Dream’ A Poem Rhapsody of Sleep. As we spend about one third of our lifetime in sleep, it is little wonder that poets have found it a fertile subject for exploration and inspiration. For the poet sleep is not just a loss of waking consciousness but also the land of dreams and the door to new views of reality. This presentation by Rhapsodize Audio contains musings on sleep by seventeen poets. Some of them viewed sleep as the final termination of consciousness, as in...
Topics: poetry, rhapsody, rhapsode, Blake, Tennyson, Yeats, Dowland, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Shakespeare,...
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Apr 10, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Drowning and Waving - Journeys Sacred and Profane An examination of the life journey by two eminent Victorian poets: The Scholar Gypsy by Mathew Arnold, and the Wreck of the Deutschland, by Gerard Manley Hopkins Presented for Rhapsodize Audio by Denis Daly This presentation is built around the contrasting styles of two major Victorian poets. Matthew Arnold, popularly considered the third great Victorian poet after Tennyson and Browning, spent his professional life as an inspector of schools, a...
Topics: Poetry, Hopkins, Arnold, Deutschland, wreck, travel, Victorian
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Apr 1, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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A random selection of classic verse stitched together to celebrate U.S. Poetry Month, April 2015
Topics: Alfred Tennyson, T.S. Eliot, Hilaire Belloc, William Carlos Williams, Paul Laurence Dunbar, C. J....
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Mar 29, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio is pleased to present the following selection of Flecker's
verse, most of which dates from his mature years. This rhapsody is divided into two sections: 1. 
A selection of twenty-six short poems, concluding with A Sacred
Dialogue, Flecker's rather mocking
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Flecker's translation of part of Book 6 of the Aeneid, in which Aeneas 
visits the underworld. Your rhapsodes are Elizabeth Klett,
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Topics: Flecker, 1915, Edwardian, poetry, First World War
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Mar 29, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Gloriana - A Queen Elizabeth Rhapsody Prepared and presented by Elizabeth Klett Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled England during the so-called "Golden Age", from 1558 to 1603. She was beloved and deified in her own time and after her death, and was known as Gloriana, Astraea (the goddess of justice), the Virgin Queen, and Good Queen Bess, among others. The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was educated by the foremost humanists of the age, including Roger...
Topics: Elizabethan, poetry, Queen, 1600, rhapsode
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Mar 9, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents The Tenth Muse - An Anne Bradstreet Rhapsody Devised and presented by Elizabeth Klett Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) was part of a small group of women writers in an era that demanded silence and obedience as cardinal virtues for women. She and her husband were part of the great Puritan migration from England to the "New World" in the 1620s and 1630s, and both her husband, Thomas Dudley (celebrated in several of her poems), and her husband, Simon Bradstreet,...
Topics: poetry, Puritan, Elizabeth
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Mar 8, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents The Imagist Revolution: A Poetic Rhapsody Prepared and presented by Denis Daly Featuring the poetry of: T.S. Eliot Ezra Pound William Faulkner Agatha Christie Richard Aldington Hilda Dolittle (H.D.) Amy Lowell William Carlos Williams Featuring performances by rhapsodes: Winston Tharp Alan Weyman Patrick Wallace Elizabeth Klett Cate Barratt and Bob Gonzalez Music Excerpts from La Mer by Claude Debussy Performed by the US Navy Band Public domain recording released by...
Topics: T.S. Eliot, Agatha Christie, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, Hilda Doolittle, Amy...
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Mar 4, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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Classic verse narrations of the travel adventures: wanderings, saunterings, pilgrimages, homecomings, quests, escapes.  Performed by Rhapsodize rhapsodes Jason Mills, Alan Weyman, Denis Daly, Jannie Meisberger, Caprisha Page, and Bob Gonzalez. Poets: George Gordon, Lord Byron; Homer; John Keats; George Chapman; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Alexander Pope; William Cowper; Omar Khayyam; Michael Kearney; Walt Whitman; Clark Ashton Smith; Robert Graves; Matthew Arnold; Thomas...
Topics: wandering, pilgrimage, homecoming, quest, escape, poetry, performance, Byron, Homer, Keats,...
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Feb 28, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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A collection of performances by rhapsodes of Rhapsodize Audio that traces hope through the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. “Oh, Yearning Heart”: Tracing Hope through the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Known predominantly for his short stories focused on the darker elements in humanity or even for contributing to the birth of the modern detective story, Edgar Allan Poe is rarely celebrated for his work as a poet. However, because of the innate succinctness poetry presents, we are able to examine the...
Topics: poetry, hope, despair, horror, gothic, verse, performance, rhapsode, prose poem, nineteenth...
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Feb 26, 2015 Rhapsodize Audio
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"Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?" Christopher Marlowe's narrative poem portrays part of the story of Hero and Leander, the lovers who lived in cities on either side of the Hellespont in ancient Greece. Although Hero is devoted to Venus, the goddess of love, and sworn to chastity, the amorous Leander convinces her to abandon her vows. He swims the Hellespont, guided by a lamp in her window, to be with her. Marlowe's version was left unfinished at his death in 1593 and...
Topics: poem, marlowe, greece, hellespont, neptune, venus, renaissance, epyllion, classics
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Dec 23, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Performed by guest rhapsode, Andy Minter. A cycle of 63 poems. This collection of verse is Housman’s signature work. Mixing the styles of the traditional English ballad and classical verse, the young Housman takes on the growing pains of youth and young love. His verse is noted for its economy of words and directness of statement, pictures of the English countryside, and the fusion of humor and pathos. (from Bartleby.com  http://www.bartleby.com/123/) A Shropshire Lad in Rhapsodize catalog...
Topics: verse, spoken word, poetry, pastoral, nature, lyric, elegiac
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Nov 4, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio is pleased to present a selection of the poems of Christina Rossetti. Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London, England in December 1830 to an artistic family, her father being the poet Gabriele, and her brother Dante a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. By the age of twelve Christina was writing poetry, and by seventeen she was exploring verse forms including sonnets, hymns and ballads â which often featured meditations on loss and death. We can see...
Topics: Poetry, Pre-Raphelite, Rossetti
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Oct 20, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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From Tyro to Master: A Poetic Journey The Poetry of James Elroy Flecker Prepared and presented by Denis Daly Like Shelley and Keats, and several of his wartime contemporaries, JAMES ELROY FLECKER died young. His life came to an end, not on the battlefield, but in a sanatorium in Switzerland on the 3rd of January, 1915, after a long battle with respiratory disease. He was 30 years of age. This presentation contains examples of both his earliest and his latest works and is intended to shows the...
Topics: Poetry, Flecker, 1915, World War I, The Old Ships
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Sep 17, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio - Alan Weyman
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Rhapsode Alan Weyman performs two live rhapsodies: Voyages and Under the Greenwood Tree.
Topics: poetry, performance, live
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Jun 9, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Nonsense and Sense - A Tribute to Gertrude Stein Written by Denis Daly Performed by Bev Stevens Introduction read by Bob Gonzalez Music: Excerpts from Three pieces for solo clarinet by Igor Stravinsky Performed by William McColl. Among authors, Gertrude Stein is one of the most celebrated - some would even say notorious - iconoclasts.  After starting out as a novelistic story-teller  she explored the notion that words have sufficient power in themselves to create context, and hence the...
Topics: Stein, Gertrude, prose, Twentieth Century, Kansas City
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May 26, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?: An Emily Dickinson Rhapsody” performed by Rosemary Orlando. Rosemary Orlando, veteran Tampa Bay actress, performs a selection of poems by Emily Dickinson, arguably the most prominent American woman poet of all time. The poems are arranged into four categories, following the practice of scholars of the poet: Life , Love , Nature , and Time and Eternity . Rosemary Orlando first performed The Belle of Amherst , a play based on the life of...
Topics: classic poetry, Emily Dickinson, Life, Love, Nature, Time and Eternity, Death
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May 12, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents Odes from the Convivio by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Phillip H. Wicksteed. Performed by Denis Daly Music from Viderunt Omnes, by Magister Perotinus, performed by Vox Altera Ensemble Il Convivio, or the Banquet is one of the most unusual compositions of a great poet, both in intent and structure.   The book, which is unfinished, consists of four treatises among which are interposed fifteen canzone, which the translator describes as odes.  The general subject is...
Topics: Dante, Divine Comedy, poetry, love
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Apr 1, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Two Dramatic Poems by Robert Frost: The Death of the Hired Man and Home Burial, performed by rhapsodes Winston Tharp and Bev J. Stevens. Edited by Winston Tharp. Frost 2x2 page in Rhapsodize Audio Catalog Rhapsodize Central Like our Facebook Page Rhapsodize  is a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing, guiding, and facilitating rhapsodizing, that is, performing classic poetry dramatically.  Rhapsodize  represents a community and resources...
Topics: poetry, blank verse, dramatic, narrative, Robert Frost
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Mar 31, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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The international rhapsodes of Rhapsodize Audio once again join the celebration of U.S. National Poetry Month, April 2014 with another eclectic collection of classic poems. Poets include: Christina Rossetti, John Masefield, Emily Dickinson, A.E. Housman, Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, Henry Kendall, Robert Herrick, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christopher John Brennan, Elias Lönnrot & John Martin Crawford, Amy Lowell, C.J. Dennis, Thomas Gray, John Milton, William Butler Yeats, Witter...
Topics: classic poetry, rhapsode, performance
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Mar 29, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot. In 1920 A.A.Knopf published two collections of poetry by T.S.Eliot. The first collection, entitled Prufrock and Other Observations, contains many of Eliot's most famous early poems, and has previously been recorded by Rhapsodize Audio. The second collection, which is the subject of the present recording, includes Gerontion - like Prufrock, an examination of the rigours of aging - and a number ofl less well known poems,...
Topics: Eliot, poetry, Waste Land, 1920
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Mar 22, 2014 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize audio presents FORTY-TWO POEMS By James Elroy Flecker Recording by Denis Daly With contributions by Carol Box, Alan Weyman, Bob Gonzalez, Winston Tharp, Caprisha Page and David Lewis Richardson. Music: From the Wind Quintet Opus 13 by Carl Neilsen Performed by James Galway (flute) with the Carion quintet Recording released under Creative Commons Licence by Pandora Music James Elroy Flecker, linguist, critic, poet and diplomat, like his illustrious poetic peers, Wilfred Owen and...
Topics: Edwardian, poetry, World War I, Flecker
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Dec 9, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: Collected Verse of Louis Esson Performed by Denis Daly Music by Percy Grainger:   Walking Song   Performed by the Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson is best remembered today as a dramatist, in particular for his perceptive Shavian political comedy, The Time is Not Yet Ripe, which was first produced in Melbourne, in 1912. However, he was also active as a journalist and poet, and, in the latter role, was a significant figure in the development of...
Topics: poetry, Esson, Australia, 1912
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Nov 27, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: A Child's Garden of Verses By Robert Louis Stevenson Performed by Carol Box Musical arrangements by Alan Weyman Music by Robert Schumann Excerpts from Kinderszenen, Opus 15 https://archive.org/details/KinderszenenOp.15 Excerpts from Album for the Young, Opus 68 Performed by Marco Tezza https://archive.org/details/onclassical-OC2R Rhapsodize Audio Catalog page for A Child's Garden of Verses To Alison Cunningham For the long nights you lay awake And watched for my...
Topics: poetry, Stevenson, child
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Oct 12, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Before his early passing, James Elroy Flecker, scholar, poet, dramatist, linguist and diplomat,  saw and wrote much of the world. A keen traveler, this genuine polymath investigated three broadly differing cultures – Edwardian England, the near East and classical antiquity – and his writings present a rare synthesis of the view that each represents. For this presentation I have selected the following seven poems, reflective of poet’s love of travel and new vistas, mundane and cosmic: -...
Topics: Flecker, poetry, 1915, Samarkand, Near East
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A collection of poetic texts from   Eugene O’Neill’s  Long Day’s Journey into Night.
Topics: poetry, O'Neill
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Oct 7, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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A presentation of three celebrated poems commemorating those who lost their lives in war. Performed by Carol Box Rhapsodize Audio Catalog page for A Trilogy of Remembrance This page includes photos of the poets and links to the text of each poem. Rhapsodize Audio Rhapsodies Catalog Rhapsodize Central Rhapsodize: Voicing the Verses of Classic Poetry Rhapsodize is a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing, guiding, and facilitating rhapsodizing,...
Topics: poetry, war, 1918, memorial, Binyon, poppy
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Oct 1, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Last Poems (1922) by A.E. Housman Last Poems (1922) is the second and last of the two volumes of poems A. E. Housman published during his lifetime - the first, and better-known, being A Shropshire Lad (1896). Housman was an emotionally withdrawn man whose closest friend Moses Jackson had been his roommate when he was at Oxford in 1877-1882. In the 1920s, when Jackson was dying in Canada, Housman selected forty-one previously unpublished poems into a volume entitled Last Poems, for him to read....
Topics: Housman, poetry, 1922
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Sep 1, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents: A selection from the Chicago Anthology Music by Chicago Rhythm Kings with I've Found A New Baby Anthologies of poetry generally fall into two classes.  The more celebrated collections, like Palgrave’s Golden Treasury and the Oxford Book of English Verse, are collations of the best of the best – the greatest hits of the greatest poets, so to speak.  The other type of collection could be designated the occasional anthology, which focuses on the poetry associated...
Topics: poetry, Chicago, Blanden, Mathison, American verse, Sandburg, 1916
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Aug 30, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: The Growth of Love - First version -  1876 by Robert Bridges Performed by Denis Daly Robert Bridges published three versions of his sonnet sequence, The Growth of Love.   The best known of these is the final edition, published in 1898, and which contains 69 sonnets.  The first version, published in 1876, contains only 24 sonnets, a few of which are replicated in the later editions, but not in the same order.  For example,  the 1898 version concludes with a...
Topics: poetry, love, Bridges, sonnet
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Aug 29, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: Songs of Experience by William Blake Performed by Jannie Meisberger Songs of Experience is a poetry collection of 28 poems forming the second part of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The poems were published in 1794.   In this collection of poems, Blake contrasts Songs of Innocence, in which he shows how the human spirit blossoms when allowed its own free movement with Songs of Experience, in which he shows how the human spirit withers after it...
Topics: poetry, Blake, 1794, experience
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Aug 29, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: Songs of Innocence by William Blake Performed by Jannie Meisberger Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases, the first of which was Songs of Innocence, which was initally issued as a complete work in 1789.   This collection breathes the easy and spontaneous spirit of childhood which Blake views as an ideal state, free from the guilt, shame, bitterness and  regret of adult life. (Adapted...
Topics: poetry, Blake, 1789, songs of innocence, Blake, innocence
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PROSE AND VERSE - TWO RENDERINGS OF THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM A COMPARISON OF TRANSLATIONS  BY  EDWARD HERON-ALLEN AND ARTHUR B. TALBOT Edward Heron-Allen (1861 –1943) polymath, writer, scientist and Persian scholar, published his prose translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1898.  In 1908, Arthur B. Talbot published a verse rendering of Heron-Allen's translation.  Apart from this singular publication, Talbot, who displays considerable poetic ability in this work, is shrouded...
Topics: poetry, quatrain, Omar, Khayyam, wine, Heron-Allen, Talbot
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Aug 27, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents PROSE AND VERSE - TWO RENDERINGS OF THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM A COMPARISON OF TRANSLATIONS BY EDWARD HERON-ALLEN AND ARTHUR B. TALBOT PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY CATE BARRATT AND DENIS DALY Although the most famous, Edward Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly translator of Omar's rubai. The strength of his work comes from his ability as a poet, his imaginative reconstruction of Omar's verse and the imposition of a narrative. Fitzgerald's Omar traces...
Topics: poetry, rubaiyat, Omar, Khayyam, Heron-Allen, Talbot
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Aug 25, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents Early Frost: Twelve Poems of Robert Frost Performed by Winston Tharp My November Guest Mending Wall After Apple Picking An Old Man’s Winter Night The Oven Bird Birches The Sound of Trees The Grindstone For Once, Then, Something Not to Keep The Need of Being Versed in Country Things Design I have arranged these poems from the first decade of Frost’s published work in  order of publication.   Rhapsodize Audio Catalog page for Early Frost: Twleve Poems of Robert...
Topics: poetry, Frost, American
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Aug 20, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents a selection of poems by T.S. Eliot. In 1920 A.A. Knopf published two collections of poems by T.S.Eliot. The first was titled Prufrock and Other Observations and carried the following dedication. For Jean Verdenal, 1889–1915 mort aux Dardanelles la quantitate Puote veder del amor che a te mi scalda, Quando dismento nostra vanitate Trattando l’ombre come cosa salda. The second collection was simply entitled Poems. This presentation includes all the poems in the...
Topics: poetry, 1920, Eliot
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"The Seven Ages of Man" speech by Jacques in William Shakespeare's As You Like It , performed by rhapsodes of Rhapsodize. Winston Tharp, Martin Geeson, Denis Daly, Carol Box, Caprisha Page, Jannie Meisberger, and Bob Gonzalez.
Topics: theatre, stage, Shakespeare, As You Like It, infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon,...
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Jun 14, 2013 Rhapsodize
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The rubai of Omar Khayyam became popular in the West largely through the efforts of Edward Fitzgerald, who published his first collection of quatrains translated into English, 75 in number, in 1859. Fitzgerald's version was neither the most comprehensive or accurate rendering of Omar's work, but due to the translator's own poetic genius and his imposition of a narrative on the collection, it has remained the most popular presentation of the Persian poet's oeuvre. However, there have been many...
Topics: Rubaiyat, Roe, poetry, quatrain, Omar, Khayyam, wine
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Jun 12, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam A translation by George Roe Omar Khayyam, a true polymath and one of the most celebrated icons of Persian culture, lived, according to the best scholastic estimate, from 1048 to 1131 of the Western Era. His many avocations included the composition of poetry, and about 1200 rubai or quatrains have been attributed to him. Of these about 500 are considered definitely to be the work of the master. The rubai of Omar Khayyam became popular in the...
Topics: poetry, Omar, Khayyam, quatrain, wine, love, spirit, verse
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Jun 1, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents: The Growth of Love By Robert Bridges Performed by Denis Daly Proof listening by Rhonda Federman There are three complete texts of Robert Bridges' sonnet sequence, the Growth of Love: 1876 - 24 sonnets 1889 - 79 sonnets 1898 - 69 sonnets The best known version is the third, which is the subject of the present recording. The title of the work is a little misleading, as it suggests a process of development, a deepening understanding, by which one arrives at a more...
Topics: poetry, sonnet, love, Bridges, spirituality
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May 18, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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A Shakespeare Gallimaufry A hodgepodge rhapsody of speeches, sonnets, and scenes from the works of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon performed by the rhapsodes of Rhapsodize Audio. 1. A Rhapsody of Words - performed by Denis Daly, Caprisha Page, Jannie Meisberger, and Bob Gonzalez An Artfully Arranged Patchwork of Verse and Prose Short Passages from Various Plays 2. How Sweet the Moonlight - Lorenzo from The Merchant of Venice - performed by Winston Tharp 3. Hamlet's Speech to the Players -...
Topics: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Henry IV, Henry IV, King Lear, A...
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Apr 28, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio Presents War Poems of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) Performed by Winston Tharp Introduction by Winston Tharp My lifelong infatuation with the poetry of Wilfred Owen began almost 46 years ago. While stationed at Bitburg Air Base, Germany, I first heard a soundtrack recording of The Days of Wilfred Owen. This 1964 film showcased a selection of the poet’s war poems illustrated by the watercolors of Robert Andrew Park and performed by the great Welsh actor Richard Burton. For me, the...
Topics: war, poetry, performance, Wilfred Owen, rhapsody, rhapsode, World War I poetry, WWI, poetry,...
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Apr 1, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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Thirty classic poems - one for each day - performed by the rhapsodes of Rhapsodize, a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing, guiding, and facilitating rhapsodizing , that is, performing classic poetry. Rhapsodize represents a community and resources for solo and/or group performance and production of live, audio, and video rhapsodies , or programs, concerts, recitals, and vocal collections of classic poetry in the public domain. Poets: A.E....
Topics: classic poetry, rhapsode, poem-a-day, poetry month, performance, poetry month, poets.org, rhapsode,...
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Mar 13, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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The "Damned Morbid Poetry" of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night . The poetry from Act IV of the play, in the order in which it appears. Poetry by Ernest Dowson, Charles Baudelaire (translated by Arthur Symons), Rudyard Kipling, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Oscar Wilde. Selected, arranged, and performed by rhapsode Winston Tharp. This rhapsody is a part of Rhapsodize , a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing, guiding, and...
Topics: Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons, Charles Baudelaire, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde
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Jan 11, 2013 Rhapsodize Audio
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An examination of the relationship between poetry and the numinous. This audio production is part of the Rhapsodize Audio Collection. Script of this audio Burning Bush on Rhapsodize Audio Catalog page Rhapsodize Audio Rhapsodies Catalog For more information about the Rhapsodize classic poetry performance initiative, visit Rhapsodize Central Rhapsodize: Voicing the Verses of Classic Poetry Rhapsodize is a classic poetry performance initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing,...
Topics: poetry, spirituality, religion, numinous, rhapsody, rhapsode, Bible, Sir Walter Raleigh, George...
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Jan 11, 2013 Denis Daly
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An examination of the relationship between poetry and the numinous. Devised and presented by Denis Daly.
Topics: poetry, spirituality, religion, rhapsody, rhapsode, Bible, Sir Walter Raleigh, George Herbert,...
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Jan 6, 2013 Bob Gonzalez
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This is the script of Rhapsodize Podcast #1. In this podcast, Bob Gonzalez, founder of Rhapsodize and Rhapsodize Audio, performs classic poems, discusses the ancient origins of the rhapsode and makes a call for contemporary rhapsodes to begin rhapsodizing.
Topics: poetry, classic, performance, rhapsode, poetics, rhapsodics
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Oct 5, 2012 Rhapsodize Audio
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News, reviews, interviews, information, tutorials, opinions, seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes production documentaries, and all things relating to performing classic poetry dramatically with excellence. Episode 1 Reverberance: A Poetic Rhapsody In this episode, Bob Gonzalez, founder of Rhapsodize and Rhapsodize Audio, discusses the ancient origins of the rhapsode, performs classic poems, and makes a call for contemporary rhapsodes to begin rhapsodizing. Poems performed: Leaves of Grass...
Topics: spoken word, poetry, classic, performance, rhapsode, poetics, rhapsodics, Walt Whitman, Homer,...
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Oct 1, 2012 Rhapsodize Audio
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Performances of Classic Poetry by rhapsodes from Western Australia, England, and the United States. This is the maiden project of Rhapsodize, a classic poetry performance initiative aiming to cultivate contemporary rhapsodes . Poems of Homer, Hesiod, Horace, Dante, Alfred Tennyson, John Gillespie Magee, Wilfred Owen, John Keats, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Sangster, C.J. Dennis, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gabriel Setoun, Walter de la...
Topics: poetry, classic, performance, rhapsode, rhapsody, rhapsodize, rhapsodics, Homer, Hesiod, Horace,...